Basketball Wives star Jason Maxiell revealed he cheated on wife Brandi Maxiell with over 50 women on Iyanla: Fix My Life.
Iyanla: Fix My Life featured Brandi Maxiell and her husband, former NBA star Jason Maxiell. Brandi grew to fame via VH1’s Basketball Wives LA. But the couple sat with Iyanla to figure out if they should stay married.
Jason Maxiell cheated on Brandi with more than 50 women
Jason Maxiell claimed he could lose his wife due to his lies and cheating. The shocker came when Iyanla asked, “How many women have you slept with?” He admitted, “It’s more than 50.” The episode was titled “Basketball Lies: Brandi and Jason Maxiell.”
Iyanla: Fix My Life previously featured Charrisse Jackson of the Real Housewives of Potomac and her estranged basketball coach husband, who moved another woman into their house. Jason, meanwhile, told Vanzant that his wife punishes him with threats and by being controlling.
Iyanla calls out Basketball Wives’ Brandi Maxiell for manipulation
Vanzant didn’t let Basketball Wives’ star wife get away scot-free. “Miss Brandi” puts up with her husband’s lying, cheating, and drinking. During their 17-year relationship, the Basketball Wives’ couple have survived plenty of bad events. Iyanla got down to the nitty-gritty with Jason about the love examples he’s witnessed. He said his grandparents had a strong marriage but his grandmother’s death shattered it all. Much of this was seen on VH1’s Basketball Wives.
“That was my grandmother, my grandfather, the strong marriage,” Jason remembers. When Iyanla asked him what else he saw growing up, he spoke of death. “When my grandmother passed away, actually, was when he broke down.”
Mr. Jason, how do you look at yourself in the mirror?
Iyanla challenged Jason, asking him how could he treat his wife that way. He answered that he was thinking about himself. “My definition of love or what I’m used to have seein’ I guess growin’ up is take care of the house,” he said.
Jason thought of his grandfather breaking down over his wife’s death. Iyanla likened that to Brandi getting sick. He said, “I want her to be happy. I can’t lose her ‘cause I’m stressin’ her out, or, uh, because of my behavior, my lies, my cheating, my…pretty much my everything.”
Just last year his wife wife blasted her husband for chasing models on Instagram.
Iyanla: Fix My Life – Brandi Maxiell worries about Jason’s drinking
Brandi Maxiell doesn’t like how much Jason drinks. Therefore, she won’t let their young son be alone with him. Iyanla said she is “emasculating” her husband. “Think higher of him,” Vanzant said.
As a result of the backlash, Brandi said she’s very protective over her child. “I do not want my child to be around a drunk,” she surmised. Vanzant called out the “fatal mistake” that women like Brandi make “when they begin the process of emasculating their son.” she said “my son” instead of “our son.”
According to Vanzant, manipulation and badgering are the hallmarks of Brandi’s behavior. By not allowing their son to see his extended family, she is dictating the terms and controlling his relationship.
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